30 Nov '11, 2am

6.0-magnitude quake hits off Philippines' main island of Luzon

MANILA, Philippines (AFP) - A 6.0-magnitude quake hit off the Philippines' main island of Luzon on Wednesday, seismologists said, but there were no immediate reports of casualties and no tsunami warning was issued. The quake's epicentre was off the western coast of the northern province of Zambales, about 230km north-west of Manila, the US Geological Survey said. 'This won't cause much damage because this is far from land,' said Renato Solidum, chief of the Philippine government's volcanology institute. The earthquake was barely noticed in the capital Manila and in other major cities, said institute researchers. However, aftershocks were expected, the agency added.

Full article: http://www.straitstimes.com/BreakingNews/SEAsia/Story/STI...

Tweets

5.7-magnitude quake hits Indonesia's Papua

channelnewsasia.com 05 Dec '11, 8pm

JAKARTA: A 5.7-magnitude earthquake struck the Papua region in Indonesia's far east early Tuesday, US seismologists said, ...

Quake hits Japan east coast

channelnewsasia.com 19 Nov '11, 8pm

HONG KONG: An earthquake measuring 5.1 in magnitude struck near the east coast of Japan Sunday, the US Geological Survey r...

alert Earthquake hits Aegean Sea: The quake str...

channelnewsasia.com 05 Dec '11, 9am

ANKARA : An earthquake of 5.1 magnitude hit the Aegean Sea on Monday, with no reports of casualties or damage, Turkish med...

Quake hits eastern Japan, nuclear plant stable

channelnewsasia.com 20 Nov '11, 3am

TOKYO: A 5.2-magnitude earthquake struck eastern Japan on Sunday, but a nuclear plant that was crippled by a huge quake an...

[Daily Blog Reads] the travelogues: Manila, Phi...

yinagoh.blogspot.com 28 Nov '11, 4am

Fort Santiago is a defense fortress built for Spanish conquistador, Miguel López de Legazpi. The fort is part of the struc...

Hundreds of houses collapse in China quake

straitstimes.com 02 Dec '11, 10am

BEIJING (AFP) - A moderate earthquake in north-western China has destroyed hundreds of homes and damaged many more, but ca...